Biden's top cabinet picks have openly supported the declaration of firearms as a national health crisis. Dr. Vivek Murthy confessed that his opinion developed after treating many patients suffering from gun-related injuries.
His position was based on anecdotal evidence that failed to consider other possible situations. For example, Dr. Murthy didn't consider that guns are frequently used in similar situations to prevent injuries.
“One aspect of public health and safety that these gun control advocates regularly fail to acknowledge, however, is just how often law-abiding citizens use their firearms to successfully defend themselves and others,” Amy Swearer wrote.
Quoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures, Swearer notes that Americans use guns for self-defense between 500,000 to 3,000,000 times. Most of those people would end up robbed, raped, or injured by armed criminals. Evidently, the number of injuries prevented by firearms far outnumber the reported genuine cases of gun-related injuries.
Additionally, most of those injuries and fatalities are caused by criminals who managed to commit crimes because there were no armed people to stop them.
This is also true for most mass shooting incidents which usually happen in gun-free zones. The number of victims in such cases is proportional to the length of time it takes an armed person to intervene.
Most defensive uses of firearms are rarely covered, except by few local media outlets. Although anti-gunners and the mainstream media try to downplay such incidents, some high-profile incidents involving the defensive use of guns still make headlines.
A perfect example includes the Sutherland Springs church shooting in Texas, where the number of victims was drastically reduced when an armed congregant stopped an assailant within seconds. Drive-by shootings, home invasions, carjackings, among others, are regularly stopped by armed law-abiding citizens frequently.
However, guns don’t receive the credit they deserve, until a criminal enabled by gun control laws, flaunts such laws and kills disarmed people using an illegal firearm.
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